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Ontakesan Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line which starts at Gotanda Station. 東急池上線御嶽山駅
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Path to Ontake Jinja.
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Ontake Jinja 御嶽神社
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Ontake Jinja, main hall on right.
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Behind Ontake Shrine's main hall is a wall of sculpture.
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Closeup of rear wall sculpture.
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Wedded Pine Trees
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Another nearby shrine is Tenso Jinja, a 5-min. walk from Ontakesan Station. This is the schedule for their annual Negi-no-Mai Dance held on April 21.
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Tenso Shrine 天祖神社
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Tenso Shrine 天祖神社
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Tenso Shrine altar
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Negi-no-Mai Sacred Dance at Tenso Shrine on April 21, starting at 3 pm. 禰宜の舞
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The dance is a prayer for a good harvest and to ward off bad luck. This dance was once performed by about 20 shrines along the Tamagawa River in Tokyo and Kawasaki. Now, only this shrine performs it in Tokyo. 天児屋根命(あめのこやねのみ�This god is called Amenokoyane-no-Mikoto (god of festivals).

天狗様「猿田彦命(さるたひこのみこと)」や、神事、祭りを司る神「天児屋根命(あめのこやねのみこと)」、山の幸の神「彦火火出見命(ひこほほでみのみこと)」など、それぞれの役どころを表現する個性豊かな神の舞を見せてくれる。
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A small square area with a straw mat enclosed by a shimenawa sacred rope is the makeshift stage for the Negi-no-Mai Sacred Dance at Tenso Shrine.
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A total of five gods are depicted in this sacred dance. Today, "Negi" refers to the rank of a Shinto priest. During the Edo Period, "Negi" referred to Shinto priests in general. 山の幸の神「彦火火出見命(ひこほほでみ
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This god is called Hikohohode-no-Mikoto which brings food from the mountains. Negi-no-Mai is nicknamed Dedenko-mai, in reference to the taiko drum beat ("dedenko").
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This last god, called Oyamazumi-no-Mikoto, threw mochi rice cakes to everyone. He brings water, greenery, etc. from the mountains. 大山
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After the Negi-no-Mai Dance, the shrine priest mixes branches and paper in boiling water. 「お湯花(ゆばな)」という儀式
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This ceremony is called Yubana, meaning "hot-water flowers."
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People then tore off the zigzag paper from the shimenawa rope and dipped it into the hot water and wiped themselves on their face, etc., for healing prayers.
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The festival ended in about an hour.
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Ontakesan Station
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Shopping street near Ontakesan Station
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The ANA (and JAL) Maintenance Facilities are next to each other near Shin Seibijo Station on the Haneda Monorail going to Haneda Airport from JR Hamamatsucho Station.
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Shin Seibijo Station on the Haneda Monorail. ANA's maintenance hangar is a 10-15 min. walk from this station.
     
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